Thursday, August 5

pretty pictures

The UK is the latest of several countries to introduce tightened regulations for passport photographs. The upshot, smiles are strictly forbidden. This regulation is rooted in practicality, apparently "It's about having a closed mouth. An openmouthed smile will throw the scanner off.", the scanner in this case being one part of the special facial recognition technology introduced to identify potential miscreants.

What is the previously mentioned German passport holder going to do now ? The Joker is also unavailable for comment. Honestly, if facial recognition technology is thrown off by a mere smile, then I would think it's time to head back to the drawing boards. Any would-be terrorists are going to be smiling a lot when they go through public areas in future.


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